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Mouse sciatic nerve myelinated axons immunostained against three proteins: Neurofascin 186 at the node of Ranvier (green), Contactin-associated protein at the paranodes (blue) and potassium channels at the juxtaparanodes (red). Image source: Bhat lab.
January 2011 - The Bhat lab describes a key molecular mechanism in nerve fibers that ensures the rapid conductance of nervous system impulses. The findings appear online Jan. 27, 2011 in the journal Neuron.